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Explore the Secret History of Sleepovers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Pima County Public Library brings MegaMania! back to Tucson; and Arizona Illustrated's new series of poetic short films.

1920s slumber party unsized Group of young women drinking and smoking at a slumber party (1924).
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Arizona Spotlight

July 13, 2023

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Featured on the July 14th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The history of girl’s slumber parties and sleepovers is surprisingly deep, reflecting different aspects of culture, safety and sisterhood. Mark talks with freelance author and journalist Carlyn Beccia about researching this topic, and how sleepovers have evolved in the 21st century. Beccia's article on The Secret History of Slumber Parties was published by BUST Magazine.
carlyn beccia portrait Author, illustrator and journalist Carlyn Beccia.
Slumber Party life cover unsized VIEW LARGER Life Magazine Cover, 1945.
  • This Saturday, July 15th marks the return of Pima County Public Library’s MegaMania! celebration It’s a family-friendly convention focused on comic books, animation, cosplay, crafting and gaming of all kinds. Librarians Kendra and Paige join Mark to tell what this youth-driven event has to offer for fans of all ages. It is at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus on Saturday, July 15th from 1 - 5 PM.
Megamania unsized VIEW LARGER MegaMania is an all ages festival celebrating "all-around geekery" with everything from cosplay, gaming and crafts to local authors and artists and more!

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